Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tootsie Anadyomene

Tootsie Anadyomene ("Tootsie Rising From the Sea") is the best known iconic representation of Tootsie. According to dachshund mythology, Tootsie was born as an adult female dachshund from the sea, as shown in the painting, "The Birth of Tootsie," by Alexandre Cabanel (Musée d'Orsay, Paris):






Tootsie Anadyomene is one of the very few images that survived in Western Europe in their classical appearance, possibly because Tootsie seldom enjoys direct contact with sea water.





Note the resemblance to the lesser known image of Venus Anadyomene ("Venus Rising From the Sea"), which is the subject of another painting, "The Birth of Venus," also by Alexandre Cabanel (Musée d'Orsay, Paris):





13 comments:

  1. Dear Tootsie, are you by any chance related to Venus who was born in a shell? So exciting! I think I just very boringly popped out of my mom.

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  2. I love it! Truly great art


    urban hounds

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  3. We think Cabanel was inspired by the doxie.....it was probably his Muse.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. Love the Rubenesque pictures. Looks like MY hooman Mom! (please don't tell her I said that!)

    Check out my blog this morning because I gave you an award!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle
    www.lovablelily.blogspot.com

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  5. Tootsie pulls it off SO much better than that silly Venus!

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  6. SO glad I stopped by for all this morning culture. I am in awe of your artful entrance into the world. I especially like the sea water reference. :)

    clever as can be my Tootsie!

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  7. Thank yous for showcasing these very important masterpieces. I agree with Lily, they is "Reuben-esque!" Also like Lily, there is an award for you on my dogblog. (Ok, it is the same award as Lily. She is faster than me!)

    Love,

    Reuben

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  8. You pull it off so well!
    Nola

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  9. tootsie u r so smart and clever, not 2 mention cute! a true work of art

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  10. You are a masterpiece!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  11. Teehee! It's a masterpiece Tootsie! By the way Tootsie, when you have the time, do check out the award we passed on to you okay! :D

    Here's the link:
    http://fluffypopcorn.com/2012/06/10/d-what-a-pleasant-surprise/

    Love,
    Popcorn!

    Congratulations little one!

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  12. Tootsie, some might question whether an image of a dachshund belongs in the canon of masterpieces of Western civilisation, but not me.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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